Mid life crisis!I love it ,i've been having mine since i was 25,28 years later still going strong best time of your life make the most of it.If its a choice between boring or anything above mildly exiting,work or fun, make sure you make the right choice .I am thinking of buying a z3 roadster 2.8 for me and the wife as I am having a mid life crisis!
Any advice on buying and what are the running costs for this vehicle
It has 170'000 on the clock but is this a bad thing
It is not for sale one as I have taken he plunge as it was a bargain!Hi Paul,
Welcome, as Gary has said these are simple cars in reality mechanically, so a good eye for damage and rust is a must, a well maintained example will not rust except for the larger castings / iron work on the underneath which can be treated with hammerite etc, remember these cars are 12 years plus old, testing of the suspension and steering should be very simple. At the other end of the spectrum these cars do have an array of sensors, but you would not expect any dash lights to be illuminated after startup, if there are you will need specialist equipment to read any codes stored.
My suggestion is that if you have found one you like, get a friend to have a look round it with you, as he wont have stars in his eyes, if you are both happy then just get an independent check via the RAC or AA before buying, BMW garages will just charge you a fortune and will undoubtedly find a fault as they need to generate work in the workshops, the RAC or AA don't.
I like Gary am not put off by high miles, just check the the service history, and look for lots of receipts. There are a lot of examples about this time of year, so take your time and find the one that is right for you.
Where is this one for sale?
No worries Paul, as i am local i was going to offer to have a look at it for you, not buy it! Spent enough on mine.It is not for sale one as I have taken he plunge as it was a bargain!
May need some spare parts or it such as a drivers wing mirror etc, but I am having it mechanically looked over on Friday, the money saved on he price can be spent on sprucing it up!
But this site looks great and seams very friendly!!!
Thanks, it's good to know there are good people about!No worries Paul, as i am local i was going to offer to have a look at it for you, not buy it! Spent enough on mine.
Taking the plunge is the first step, and once you have had it looked over you will know where you stand and can then plan your future with the car rather than wait in anticipation of something going wrong.
Any help you need on fixing and upgrading, then just ask, most of us have done nearly everything that can be done / fixed and be able to offer advice.